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Adventurer, spy, and archaeologist Gertrude Bell was a visionary who drew the borders of Iraq, helped install its first king and established the Baghdad Museum of Antiquities... and more! Click thru to read about this incredible woman >> http://www.amazingwomeninhistory.com/gertrude-bell-queen-of-the-desert/

Adventurer, spy, and archaeologist Gertrude Bell was a visionary who drew the borders of Iraq, helped install its first king and established the Baghdad Museum of Antiquities... and more! Click thru to read about this incredible woman >> http://www.amazingwomeninhistory.com/gertrude-bell-queen-of-the-desert/

Female Monarch of Ethiopia April 1, 1930 Zawditu, the first reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies.  Zewditu (also spelled Zawditu or Zauditu; Ge'ez: ዘውዲቱ; 29 April 1876 – 2 April 1930) was Empress of Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930. The first female head of an internationally recognized state in Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the first Empress regnant of the Ethiopian Empire perhaps since the legendary Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, her reign was noted for the reformsof her Regent…

Female Monarch of Ethiopia April 1, 1930 Zawditu, the first reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies. Zewditu (also spelled Zawditu or Zauditu; Ge'ez: ዘውዲቱ; 29 April 1876 – 2 April 1930) was Empress of Ethiopia from 1916 to 1930. The first female head of an internationally recognized state in Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the first Empress regnant of the Ethiopian Empire perhaps since the legendary Makeda, the Queen of Sheba, her reign was noted for the reformsof her Regent…

Mary Kingsley, one of the few female Victorian explorers. Crazy enough to go about West-Africa on her own.

Mary Kingsley, one of the few female Victorian explorers. Crazy enough to go about West-Africa on her own.

Good news and bad news: Bad news is - people aren't reading books like they used to. Good news is - Here is further proof that I am a rare specimen indeed. ;)

Who Reads Books?

Good news and bad news: Bad news is - people aren't reading books like they used to. Good news is - Here is further proof that I am a rare specimen indeed. ;)

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, CBE (1868–1926) an English writer and explorer who travelled extensively in Syria and Asia.

A different world: Travel tips for that most intrepid of species, the Victorian lady tourist

Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell, CBE (1868–1926) an English writer and explorer who travelled extensively in Syria and Asia.

World War One German Aviator by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, via Flickr  Why did WWI German pilots pose with riding crops?

World War One German Aviator by San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, via Flickr Why did WWI German pilots pose with riding crops?

WW I Photo German Pilot Ace W. von Bulow Wearing Hussar Uniform With Skull And Crossbones Badge On His Hat. Posing In Chair With His Dog (Hilmer) On His Lap.

WW I Photo German Pilot Ace W.von Bulow Wearing Hussar Uniform With Blue Max

WW I Photo German Pilot Ace W. von Bulow Wearing Hussar Uniform With Skull And Crossbones Badge On His Hat. Posing In Chair With His Dog (Hilmer) On His Lap.

"Persian" costumes worn by young American society women in 1913 & 1914. As you can see the Western perception of Iran in the early 20th century was of an exotic and mysterious land, but today this has changed somewhat.

"Persian" costumes worn by young American society women in 1913 & 1914. As you can see the Western perception of Iran in the early 20th century was of an exotic and mysterious land, but today this has changed somewhat.

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